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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 38: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5bLDmrCAgQ
Day 39: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY6pEVFrWEk
Day 40: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj61cgKTcT8
Day 41: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDoF3jYNiH4

Crossrail railway systems: Concreting train completes final journey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB7UiGGRyVE

Steam in the Valley – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqaAMvy9WdM&feature=youtu.be
Hathersage Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDQU0Sds1Pw
Midland Main Line at North Wingfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXbNxGCBQ6M
(Martin Miller)

Track Safety Alliance
http://www.tracksafetyalliance.co.uk/
Advance warning of Michael Portillo railway programmes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/great-indian-railway-journeys
(Neil Kearns)

LMS 46233 & GWR 6960 Star On The Whistling Ghost V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUOz9yLy-ak
D9009 Alycidon On The Welsh Central Liner, 17th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_EJkz3kdMw
Legends of Industry Gala at The Tanfield Railway, 17 June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZchAmi0CM
60163 Tornado + 66102 On The Torbay Express, 18th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyiWpVOKBRM
LMS 48151 Works the Dalesman over the S&C, 19th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYXyQlkL6hA
46115 Takes 13 over the S&C on the Dalesman, 20th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKOJz1MywU
Steam Trains At Night – Steamrail Victoria’s ‘Northern Weekender’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfKW4TOBcV8
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldrampe – TXL 193 640, EGP Vectron, Rheincargo uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-_jSStWQc
Berliner Parkeisenbahn Dampfspektakel 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uXHTdRwEI4
ÖB Railjet with “police” Werbelok!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rprL_e6XWXQ
Warminster Model Railway Exhibition 2017, 17th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuf3MJikqYc
Great Central Railway’s Model Event 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0wfSGHyp4E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0UIu-DA_vA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Retracing The Cardiff Railway – kickstarter campaign
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bruceoutback-issue01/retracing-the-cardiff-railway
(Spotter: Peter D)

2017 Barksdale Airshow Day 2, 7th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njNcihB7e3Q
Ralph M. Pettersen’s Constellation Survivors Website
http://www.conniesurvivors.com/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Almost 50 trains cancelled and dozens more delayed as rails risk buckling in ‘wrong type of
heat’
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/50-trains-cancelled-dozens-more-10649667

Ticket machine software problem
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40367628

First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service
http://tinyurl.com/yau98yw5
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc

Suburban rail devolution a key tenet in Khan’s 25-year transport strategy
http://tinyurl.com/yd57w9r2

Shortlisted bidders for South Eastern announced
http://tinyurl.com/yat6g5hc

Passengers go to High Court over Southern strikes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40324822
Report on Southern/Sussex route problems
http://tinyurl.com/y9erbqzm
Southern drivers reject pay deal and reinstate overtime ban
http://tinyurl.com/y7u465kn

Possession near miss at Ascot – RAIB report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40341130
http://tinyurl.com/ycgr9ukd

Derby’s Bombardier lands South West Trains order worth almost £900 million
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40338475
http://tinyurl.com/yadskuqx
http://tinyurl.com/yd2et89k
Uncertain future for replaced SWT 707 units
http://tinyurl.com/yagf5jjb

Delays due to HST power car fire at Swindon
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15354495.Chaos_at_Swindon_station_after_train_fire/

First GWR 802 units arrive in UK
http://tinyurl.com/yboew6hn

Railway group want to reopen historic Devon branch line
http://tinyurl.com/yd6vd6dd

Shortlisted bidders for West Coast/HS2 franchise announced
http://tinyurl.com/ydyp527a

Alliance rail planning changes
http://tinyurl.com/ycyvxqj6

New railway connection to London Luton Airport approved
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-40370475

Further Northern strikes over DOO
http://tinyurl.com/yc4ugha6

Staff want moved from ‘war zone’ Scots train station besieged by ‘headbangers & nutters’
http://tinyurl.com/ybbh53fy
http://tinyurl.com/yaq5tw6j

ScotRail staff to wear body cameras in national roll-out
http://tinyurl.com/yd3lo7yq

Consultation opens on future of Breich station
http://tinyurl.com/yaw9utqn

41313 in steam at Cranmore
http://tinyurl.com/y7enrvk5

Rail Mail to reopen on 28th July
http://tinyurl.com/ya27x39w

Egyptian Railways to purchase 100 GE locos
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-egypt-ge-idUKKBN1980MQ

Derailment at Boulder, Colorado
http://tinyurl.com/ybsnkbjf

Security alert in Brussels Central station
http://tinyurl.com/yb6pdkso

Financial aid for Greek and Bulgarian railways
http://tinyurl.com/y744jj46

Sud Ostbahn plans for automatic train operation
http://tinyurl.com/ya8kamz7

Bangladesh rolling stock to be built in Indonesia
http://tinyurl.com/ydfnn867

91-tonne landmark locomotive moved from downtown to CP’s Ogden headquarters
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cp-locomotive-29-calgary-new-home-1.4166562

Paris: Price of monthly Navigo travel pass to increase again this summer
https://www.thelocal.fr/20170620/paris-price-of-monthly-travel-to-increase

Canadian government commits $1bn to Stage 2 of Ottawa’s light rail network
http://tinyurl.com/y7mwcg42

Start of testing LUAS cross City line
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0617/883483-luas-tests/

Trams discussed for reintroduction in Bath
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-40366466

Stadler to build 16 trams for new network in Odense
http://tinyurl.com/y9mtpne5

Middlesbrough firm selling model railway figures of couples having sex
http://tinyurl.com/ycfk9atw

Invented in The North: Jet-propelled mobility scooter tested
http://tinyurl.com/y774kw7z

When your fidget spinner isn’t enough…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-40369961/when-your-fidget-spinner-isn-t-enough

Flying car: One way to beat traffic jams
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-40341834/flying-car-one-way-to-beat-traffic-jams

Queensferry Crossing to open on 30th August
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2017/06/20/queensferry-crossing-to-open-august-30/

SS Mendi: WW1 shipwreck’s bell handed to Southampton museum
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40329958

Fatal collision between containership and US warship of Japanese coast
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40310563

OOCL Hong Kong: Felixstowe Port welcomes ‘World’s biggest ship’
http://tinyurl.com/y7c25xkh

Emergency landing by biplane on golf course
http://tinyurl.com/y8gzzn48

Flights from Dundee Airport cancelled due to “technical fault”
http://tinyurl.com/y9pjv6ne

A350 first in line for deployable flight recorder
http://tinyurl.com/y7dhnhpp

Boeing and Airbus under pressure
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40306837

Viking Air considering SuperScooper revival
https://www.skiesmag.com/news/viking-air-considering-superscooper-revival/

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat

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TV and RADIO

25/06/17 Channel 4 1700-1835
“Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber”

25/06/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys: India” 2/2

26/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Middlesbrough to Hexham

27/06/17 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” 2/6 Tower Bridge, London

27/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Newcastle to Lindisfarne

28/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” West Wales

28/06/17 BBC4 2230-2330
“The Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance”

29/06/17 BBC2 2100-2200
“Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car”

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EVENTS

All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility can be accepted for
inaccuracies or changes

23/06/17– Mid-Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Gala
25/06/17 http://www.mnr.org.uk

23/06/17– Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Gala
25/06/17 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

24/06/17 Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Hampshire Autistic Charity Event
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

24/06/17 Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
£7.50 adult, £3 child – best to book
http://tinyurl.com/z2a3q7y

24/06/17– Nene Valley Railway: TPO Weekend
26/06/17 http://www.nvr.org.uk

24/06/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend
25/06/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

24/06/17– Gwili Railway: Vintage Weekend
26/06/17 http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk

25/06/17 Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
“Bygone Britain – Yesterday’s Transport” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1400
Tickets: £8 from Winchester Discovery Centre Box Office (01962 873603)
http://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/winchester-discovery-centre

01/07/17 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Canada Day
http://www.wllr.org.uk

01/07/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas
02/07/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

01/07/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Steam Gala (1)
02/07/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk

01/07/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The 1940s Experience
02/07/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

01/07/17– Exe Model Railway Society Exhibition
02/07/17 Matford Centre, Matford Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8FD
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.exemrs.co.uk

01/07/17– Duncombe Park Steam Rally
02/07/17 http://www.gytec.weebly.com

01/07/17– Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
02/07/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

02/07/17 Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train
http://www.knottycoachtrust.org

02/07/17 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus & Coach Rally
http://www.e-v-r.com

03/07/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Sigh for a Deltic” by David Thomas
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

06/07/17 RCTS South Wales Branch
Behind the Scenes at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Leave Cardiff 0730 to Portsmouth Harbour
Buy a Freedom of Severn & Solent Rover ticket plus single to Westbury
(as the Rover is only valid from 0900) and ticket from Portsmouth Harbour
to Smallbrook Junction Isle of Wight charge = £10
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

07/07/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Steam Gala (2)
09/07/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk

07/07/17– Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Little Engines Gala
09/07/17 http://www.kwvr.co.uk

07/07/17– East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular
09/07/17 http://www.eastlancrailway.org.uk

09/07/17 Foxfield Railway: Iron Curtain Rally
http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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